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Thomas Renoldner

Austria / Website


Since 1976 artistic work in the areas of film, music, installations, performance, etc. Studied education and psychology in Innsbruck. 1980-83 organized productions of experimental theater, film, music at KOMM in Innsbruck. 1983-86 collaborative work with Klaus Reis at the "Galerie im Kino" in Salzburg. Silk-screen printing workshop. Since 1988 studied animated film at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna (Hubert Sielecki). Installation Filmplastik (Film sculpture), collaborative work since 1988. 1989-94 studied in the master class for Experimental Design with Lassnig and Attersee, also at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna. Experimental, animated and fiction films, multi-media work. International committee member of ASIFA, chairman of ASIFA Austria, member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative and the artists' group PENSION EXPORT.

1980 Atemnot (Shortness of Breath)
1981 Kobbla Mamfred
1982 Sie haben 15 Sekunden Zeit, etwas besonders Wichtiges zu sagen (You have 15 seconds time to say something extremely important)
1983 Die Begrenzungslinien der Projektionsfläche (The borders of the projection screen)
1984 Il carnevale
1986 Sehnsucht: Wildnis (Desire: Wilderness)
1985 Warten Sie auf etwas Besonderes? (Are you waiting for something special?)
1987 Filmplastik (Film Sculpture)
1987 Das Fenster (The window)
1988 Der Dialog (The Dialogue - between film & reality)
1989 Haus / Frau (House / Woman)
1989 Shark in the City
1989 Ein Schlag zuviel (Too many strokes)
1989 Struktur / Auflösung (Structure / Dissolution)
1990 Würfel (Cubes)
1991 Bunt (Colorful)
1992 Lonely Cowboy in 1992
1994 Rhythmus 94 (Rhythm 94)
1996 Picnic in the green
1997 Hiroshima.August.92
1997 Zeit Raum (Time Space)
1998 SC01 - Belo Horizonte.April.97
1998 Sophia's Year
2004 Plato & Tao (artist portrait of Helene Avramidis and Chen Xi)
2007 Rosenmädchen Seelenclown (portrait of Gerlinde Zickler)
2012 Sunny Afternoon
2014 l'alfabeto delle cose piccole (collaboration with Linda Wolfsgruber, Federica Pagnucco and Peter Rosmanith)


The Mozart Minute

The Mozart Minute (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 31 min

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films...



A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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- 13.6.2016 -

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